Maine Coon Weight Range

The Maine Coon weight range is dependent on the fact that this is the largest purely domestic cat (meaning not a wild cat hybrid) in the cat fancy and the sex of the cat.

There will also be individual cats that are very big indeed. These cats will not be typical of the breed.

Typically large Maine Coon CFA cat show - Photo by semarr
Tabby and white coat

I think I tend to underestimate the weights of cats as visitors to my site who keep Maine Coons have bigger cats that I had imagined.

I have played and lived with Maine Coon cats in the USA. They are big but we must not image that they are giant cats. They are a little bigger than the average large cat.

According to Dr. Fogle of Encyclopedia of the Cat (ISBN 978-1-4053-2149-5), the Maine Coon weight range is between 4 and 10 kilograms or 9 and 22 pounds.

Wikipedia says that male Maine Coon weight from 15 to 25 lb (6.8 - 11 kg).

On my page about the size of domestic cat breeds I say that the Maine Coon weight range is between about 13 pounds and 20 pounds. The figures come from the RSPCA.

The book, The Cat, Its Behavior, Nutrition & Health by Linda Case (ISBN 978-0-8138-0331-9) says that this cat breed commonly weigh up to 20 pounds.  They also say that it is one of the largest purebred cat breeds. My research indicates that it is the largest if as mentioned we exclude wild cat hybrids.

One of the most popular pages on this site is about big Maine Coon cats. Maine Coon cats are long and rangy. They are quite slender. The long fur hides this.


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